- ByBlacks Articles (parts 1 and 2)
- Malaika, Carnival Queen Book Launch and other Events, Contest, Playlist, and Audiobooks
- My Spring/Summer 2023 course
- The AntiRacist Kitchen updates
Letter from the editor
This April, the first quarter of the year, has been a time of reflection and anticipation for me, on what was working– word of mouth promotions, engagement with school and staff, and the existing list of books with more to come. I presented at 36 institutions both in-person, individual sessions at several which totalled over fifty. I anticipate that this demand will only grow as I write more books and grow in my writing career. My eighth book Malaika, Carnival Queen will be released on May 2 and a new release date for The Antiracist Kitchen. This is also a season of growth and change– preparing for a move, a wedding, and many events to promote my book. The need for balance and adjustment continues, as I grow in this path. Thanks for being a part of my journey. .
Nadia L. Hohn
ByBlacks Articles (Part 1 and 2)
Over two #ByBlacks articles, I had the honour of interviewing 6 #BlackCanadian authors who started out as self-published but are now traditionally-published. This is the second of a two part series. In part One, we focus on self-publishing. In Part Two, the focus is on traditional publishing. You can read the full articles here:
Malaika, Carnival Queen Book Launch and other Events, Contest, Playlist, and Audiobooks
You are cordially invited to the #MalaikaCarnivalQueen Book Launch. Please join us for a reading, Q&A, booksigning, some activities, and, of course, #Carnival. Refreshments and music will be served. Our event takes place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 2-4pm ET at the Anansi Bookshop, Lower Level, 128 Sterling Road, Toronto, ON (northeast Dundas Street West, south of Bloor Street West, west of Lansdowne Avenue; beside the Museum of Contemporary Art)
From the website: The front door to the Anansi Bookshop is at 128 Sterling Road, with access down two steps from the sidewalk. There is an accessible entrance to our office and bookshop through the front door of 128A Sterling Road, the adjoining building, which is west of us through the parking lot, on the other side of Henderson’s Brewery. If you will use the accessible entrance please contact us at 416 363-4343 x 0 and we will meet you to show you the way in.
Illustrated by @ireneluxbacher, #MALAIKACARNIVALQUEEN is the fourth book in my #Malaikaseries and my eighth published title. This story is close to my heart. 🥰
For preorder and preview, check the links in my bio.
Written and Flyer Design by Nadia L. Hohn
My Spring/Summer 2023 Course
The AntiRacist Kitchen Updates
THE ANTIRACIST KITCHEN: 21 Recipes (and Stories) pre-orders are here!
An mg anthology featuring stories and recipes from racialized authors about food, culture and resistance.
What if talking about racism was as easy as baking a cake, frying plantains or cooking rice? The Antiracist Kitchen: 21 Stories (and Recipes) is a celebration of food, family, activism and resistance in the face of racism. In this anthology featuring stories and recipes from 21 diverse and award-winning North American children's authors, the authors share the role of food in their lives and how it has helped fight discrimination, reclaim culture and celebrate people with different backgrounds. They bring personal and sometimes difficult experiences growing up as racialized people. Chopped, seared, marinated and stewed, The Antiracist Kitchen highlights the power of sitting down to share a meal and how that simple act can help bring us all together.
I’m so happy to have so many award-winning authors contribute to THE ANTIRACIST KITCHEN 📚and I can’t wait to have this collection out in the world. The gorgeous colourful illustrations of Roza Nozari bring each author’s story to life. The gorgeous photos of food are an extravagant treat for the senses.
Featuring recipes and stories from:
S.K. Ali @skalibooks
Bryan Patrick Avery @bryanpatrickavery
Ruth Behar @ruthbeharauthor
Marty Chan @martychanwriter
Ann Yu-Kyung Choi @annykchoi
Hasani Claxton @hasaniclaxton
Reyna Grande @writerreynagrande
Deidre Havrelock @deidrehavrelock
Jennifer de Leon @jdeleonwriter
Andrea J. Loney @andreajloney
Janice Lynn Mather @janicelynnmather
Linda Sue Park @parklindasue
Danny Ramadan @thedannyramadan
Sarah Raughley @s_raughley
Waubgeshig Rice @waub
Rahma Rodaah @rahmarodaah
Andrea Rogers @andrealrogers
Simran Jeet Singh @sikhprof
Ayelet Tsabari @ayuli1 and
Susan Yoon @susansyoon
Pre-order your copy today from the link here: linktr.ee/nadialhohn
Books, Articles and Podcasts
“Meet Dr. Suzette Mayr: The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner”, ByBlacks January 2023
“Celebrate Black Canadian Authors This Holiday Season with These 36 Books”, ByBlacks December 2022
“If You Love Black Panther, Then You’ll Love These Books”, ByBlacks November 2022
“The Hairy Truth” and “A Deeper Meaning”, Owl Magazine, November 2022
“Three Black Organizations Working to Get Us Reading,” byblacks, October 2022
“Top 10 Summer Reads for Black Canadian Kids,” byblacks,
Travelling Across Canada’s Underground Railroad, Owl magazine (January/February 2022)
“Kojo’s Holiday”, Chickadee magazine (December 2021).
“How Harriet’s Daughter Helped Me Find My Way as a Black Canadian and a Writer for Young People”, Arc Poetry magazine (Arc 96 Islands of Influence Caribbean Canadian edition) (Fall 2021).
“Writer with a Capital W”, University of Waterloo podcast
“Writer Finds Resilience Stories Black Women and Girls”, University of Waterloo magazine (Spring 2021).
Patty Dreams (Owlkids), Spring 2025.
Journey to Grandma's House (Groundwood Books), Fall 2024.
The Antiracist Kitchen: 21 Stories (and Recipes) (Orca Books), Fall 2023.
Malaika, Carnival Queen (Groundwood Books), Spring 2023.
Kwanzaa section in Celebrate with me! Recipes, Crafts, and Holiday Fun from around the world (Magic Cat Publishing/Abrams Kids), 2022
Contributor to 100+ Voices for Miss Lou: Poetry, Tributes, Interviews, Essays anthology (UWI Press), 2021.
Louise Go A Country in 100+ Voices of Miss Lou: Poetry, Tributes, Interviews, Essays (UWI Press, 2022).
Interview in Contemporary Canadian Picture Books: A Critical Review for Educators, Librarians, Families, Researchers, & Writers by Beverley Brenna, Richard Dionne, and Theresa Tavares (Brill, 2021).
Malaika's Surprise (Groundwood Books), Spring 2021 https://houseofanansi.com/products/malaikas-surprise French version available in 2022 by Éditions Scholastic, Malaika's Surprise Book Trailer
A Likkle Miss Lou: How Jamaican Poet Louise Bennett-Coverley Found Her Voice (Owlkids), Aug. 15, 2019
Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter (Harper Collins), 2018
Malaika's Winter Carnival (Groundwood Books), 2017 (available in French and English paperback http://scholastic.ca/editions/livres/view/le-carnaval-de-malaika)
Malaika's Costume (Groundwood Books www.groundwoodbooks.com), 2016 (available in French paperback www.scholastic.ca) 2021 TD Book Giveaway
Music in the Sankofa series (Rubicon Publishing), 2015 www.sankofacollection.com
Media in the Sankofa series (Rubicon Publishing), 2015 www.sankofacollection.com
© Nadia L. Hohn, 2023
Toronto, ON, Canada